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Wednesday, 25 February 2015


This is the Gujarati version of Lajja, a brave book originally written in Bengali, by Taslima Nasrin.
Summary of the Book
Lajja made Taslima Nasrin flee Bangladesh, her motherland, due to alleged death threats. Compiled as an answer to anti-Hindu uprisings that broke out in Bangladesh as a result of Babri Masjid disaster in India, this book was banned in Bangladesh. However, it did not fail to sell millions of copies in the first six months after publication. Nasrin dedicated her work to Indians and declared that the name of religion must be humanism above anything else. Based on the real incident of Babri Masjid episode, Lajja depicts the fictional Dutta family in Bangladesh that has to bear the brunt of the communal loathing that spreads beyond borders. Sudhamoy, the head of the family firmly believes that his motherland will never let him down, and his wife Kiranmayee stands by him to endure the consequences. Their son, Suranjan, who had always believed that nationalism would win over communalism, will be ultimately let down. As a result, he resorts to communal riots. His sister, Nilanjana, detests his indifference. She expects of him to take their family to a Muslim friend’s house to avoid the rage of communal anarchy. The novel goes on to delve into what violence and disillusionment do to humanism because of communal brawls, and how it narrows down to affecting individual lives.
About Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin was born in Bangladesh. A former physician and an author, Taslima has been living in exile since 1994. She works for secular humanism, freedom of thought and equality for women. Some of her most notable works are Shodh, Bhromor Koio Gia, Narir Kono Desh Nei, Nirbashito Bahire Ontore, and Nimontron.

Product details

  • Binding:   Paperback
  • Publisher: R. R. Sheth & Co.
  • Language:  Gujarati
  • ISBN-10: 9382503188
  • ISBN-13: 9789382503187
  • Author:  Taslima Nasrin
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